Independent report

Use, safety and efficacy of transvaginal mesh implants in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in women

An interim report from the Scottish independent review of the use, safety and efficacy of transvaginal mesh implants.

Detail

This report outlines the work of the independent review. It is an interim report as further work on the subject is due to be published. However, the independent review has been able to draw conclusions and make recommendations.

The report includes:

  • clinical use of mesh for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
  • womens’ experiences
  • assessing the safety and effectiveness of vaginal mesh surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in Scotland
  • a review of the evidence from safety reviews and systematic reviews
  • a clinicians’ view on the choice of surgical approach of mesh device implantation for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women
  • legal judgements
  • adverse event reporting